WD My Cloud How To

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by Magiccam, May 23, 2014.

  1. Magiccam

    Magiccam New Member

    Do you think it is possible to rip out the Proprietary software of the WD My Cloud and install a perfect server on it?

    I am itching to give it a go, I've bricked the thing already, had to re-image the 2 rootfs partitions. That took a little bit of doing since one needs a bootable Linux OS and you tear open the box and connect the SATA via USB (Used a BlacX docking station). Now... I am on a Mac, and there was the dilemma, do I install Ubuntu or not, decided to use a DVD and run the try out, without messing with my Mac MBR. I could go on more but I was able to restore the box back to factory settings after not being able to connect to it via the network.:eek:

    Anyhow... maybe it could work. Serving up DHCP/DNS/Web/FTP Since it is a mini computer with Debian installed on it. I also run a mac mini as a file server and a VirtualBox running Ubuntu which I tried the perfect server on it and it worked fine. Used to just use MAC OS X server, but really it's not that great.

    Anyone out there ever tried the WD My Cloud box?

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